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Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> best medicine -- teens are using common cough medicines to get high, but tonight, a surprising decision about a possible solution. >>> and top secret -- what we now know was going on in the background in some of the most famous images of the civil rights era. famous images of the civil rights era. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been a huge gulf in american society and in our workforce, especially, what men and women are paid for the same work. tonight, we can report the numbers have moved. though the reason for it isn't good. figures from this year show women earned 83 cents on the dollar compared to what men earn. that's the highest number ever recorded. the bad news is the reason for it. the economy is in such crummy shape, a ton of men have been hard hit and many women in turn have prospered in this economy. still, in terms of women's income and earning power in the u.s., the number represents a victory, a milestone, and it's where we begin tonight with nbc's michelle kosinski. she's in miami beach for us tonight
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> thanks for joining us. >> time to get to the forecast with rob. >> looks good this morning with low clouds to start the day. 50s across the board and lunchtime with 70s. a nice day around san jose. 80 degrees and 72 in oakland and 65 with patchy low clouds around san francisco. >> today will be especially difficult for fire victims and loved ones in san bruno. exactly week ago, the neighborhood erupted in flame. the heart breaking process of saying final goodbyes of those who did not survive begins. services will be held for 13-year-old je nessa greg and her mother, jacquelyn in san francisco where je nessa just started eighth grade. a separate vigil is planned for 20-year-old jessica morales. her boyfriend, joseph is going through skin grafts and he is at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors hope to update his condition as well as three other burn victims at 11:00 this morning. a difficult day for a lot of people. as people try to piece their lives back together, police say scammers are trying to profit. bob redell is live and it's only been a week since the expl
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Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
killer storm. >>> and miracle mom. a young mother of three defies death and now she's using her life to make a difference. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. coming off of a drama of some of this week's state primary contests, believe it or not, not all the political focus these days is on the november midterm elections. the run-up to the 2012 presidential campaign is also slowly starting to build. tonight, those handicapping the potential republican challengers are trying to figure out what to make of sarah palin's high profile appearance this weekend in a place where presidential runs usually get off the ground. nbc's mike viqueira is in washington tonight to tell us more. mike. >> reporter: good evening, lester. sarah palin is on something of a role becoming a party king-maker while at the same time defying the republican establishment. now the question is will she, can she, try to parlay that popularity with the conservative base into a successful run for the oval office? for sarah palin, these are heady days. >> it's time for no more business as usua
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Sep 15, 2010 5:30pm PDT
is hanging in the balance. >>> and saying goodbye to edwin newman, whose brilliant career made us all better. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if there is a lesson from last night, here it is. the tea party is for real, in case anyone had any doubts. and within the republican party, you could see some veteran politicians adjusting to that idea after watching a few establishment politicians go down to defeat last night. they were primary elections last night in a number of important places and races. the message of voter discontent, and the status quo, loud and clear. while that was last night's result, and november is something else entirely, lots of people awoke to a new political reality today. but there's a lot of that going around, starting in delaware where our own kelly o'donnell starts us off tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight, democrats and tea party supporters are excited about the same big upset here, each believing it can help their separate causes. while republican officials are trying
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
and weather, thursday, september 16th on today in the bay. . >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is straight up 5:00. we want to get you going with a look at the forecast. >> we are off to a nice start with patchy fog that could slow the commute around the peninsula in san francisco. temperatures heading to the afternoon with 70s and 80s inland. low clouds around 4:00 and now let's check in with mike. >> a little slowing on 680 northbound. reports of a deer or another large animal that has to be clear friday the lanes. stay over to the left. chp will roll the traffic break. if it's a quick fix, we will let you know if they have to close lanes. we know about surface streets. ash bury drive regarding an investigation of a shooting involving a police officer. that will be closed, but the access to the freeway is clear. no major slowing, but a blip out of antioch. we will watch for any other slowing that develops. back to the desk. >> profit for example people's pain. believe it or not, scammers are pretending to be victims and taking free food and aid from the people who really need it. bob redell,
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Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm PDT
in the days before the san bruno explosion, a pg&e spokesman told us this. >> we're researched phone records between september 1st and september 9th. we have no record of a call being made to report gas odor. >> leno said he doesn't believe pg&e and he has good reason. >> they're have a history of falsifying record when is it comes to the reporting of gas leaks. >> pg&e told us the same section of the gas line was deemed a high risk to fail and scheduled to be repaired in 2012. the day after the explosion, pg&e tested the section that runs through south san francisco and sound no leaks. mark tony heads the network that has been investigating for years and said san bruno is not the only high risk spot in the bay area. >> there other pipelines that are old, that have been identified as high risk for leaks and that are in the process of being replaced. >> reporter: documented filed with the puc show that the risk of failure of that section of this pipeline in south san francisco is "unacceptably high despite those repairs to that section of the pipeline." they are not scheduled to begin for two
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00am PDT
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00am PDT
sanchez. thanks for joining us. a high risk of failure. that is the this morning from a pg&e document about the very pipeline that exploded two-and-a-half days ago. despite that assessment, the document shows that pg&e did not plan to replace that pipeline for another three years. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in san bruno this morning with the details on the investigation. good morning, tracy. >> reporter: good morning, kris. we're here live at the red cross staging area here at the bay hill shopping center in san bruno. now, it's a rather disturbing document from pg&e. and no doubt, the utility and the national transportation safety board will face a lot of questions about it today at a press conference that is scheduled to begin right here in about an hour. now, it may end up confirming what caused the explosion that blasted dozens of homes and killed seven people thursday in the san bruno neighborhood, and could help authorities determine who is to blame. the documents show that pg&e knew that the section of the pipe that ruptured was at a high risk to fail. and for three yea
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00am PDT
of us, but by later this afternoon it is closer to mendocino county. it is an overnight event for the north end of the bay. tomorrow it gets closer to oakland and through redwood city. san jose, los gatos, those places south probably are not getting anything but mist and drizzle during the morning hoursle. a quarter inch from san francisco north. a half inch to an inch up through santa rosa and ukiah. it will still be a little muggy today with 70s and 80s for highs. i'll go over the seven-day in a bit. >>> thank you very much. election day is turning yet to another violent day in afghanistan. the polls have just closed but not before five separate rocket attacks were launched in kabul as people attempted to vote in the country's parliamentary election. rockets struck other major cities throughout the country as well. several people were killed by these attacks. the violence forced some centers to close. more than 2500 candidates are fighting for 249 seats in parliament. >>> here at home nine days after a san bruno neighborhood was leveled by a gas pipeline explosion we still k
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
in santa rosa. at noon the warm upstarts. most of us reaching the 70s. the city will be at 87. at 4:00, a bit breezy and that's the sea breeze for the inland areas. coming up, a hot weekend forecast. possibly seeing triple-digit temperatures. >> getting warm out there. new this morning, it's a tense morning for families forced out by a new gas leak. this comes on the two-week anniversary of the san bruno explosion. christie smith is live in orinda with what's going on out there this morning. christie? >> good morning. i have new information for you. i just got off the phone with the city manager who is on scene and told me that pg&e capped the gas leak. natural gas is not leaking anymore in the downtown area. it's still not a clear scene. here's what we know. it was about 11:15 last night and an outside contractor was work on a paving project near mo raga way and a back hoe hit a gas line. there were reports that this was a six-inch gas line and neighbors in about a dozen homes were evacuated, but it was actually a two-inch gas line. people were allowed back home quickly. for now, n
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Sep 20, 2010 4:30am PDT
towards the grade. we are following something you have for us new this morning. >> solo drivers new this morning on 680. we will have the option of hopping into the carpool lane if they are willing to pay for the privilege. headed southbound for about 14 miles between pleasant ton 1k3 milpitas. kristi smith with how this new change and new lane will change your commute. >> good morning. this will definitely move your commute along. you want to get ready and if you want to use it, you have to pay up. estimates are from 30 cents to $6. the lanes are operating at about 5:00 this morning. in about 30 minutes. this is the first of its kind. it has been functioning in southern california for quite a while and other parts of the country. the existing carpool lane is converted with new stripes that detail specific entry and exit points. you pay with your fast track tag and this is electronic. there no toll booths or a need to slow down. the average toll is expected to be about $4 to $6. the price would tell you how much it would be to mission street or all the way down. regular koor poolers
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Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. federal investigators and the people who survived the san bruno blast will return to the nabd this morning looking for the same thing. answers to how could this happen. we have live team coverage today in the bay's bob redell has a story of the people who live there and lost so much but we begin with christy smith with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know, ntsb investigators are beginning their work but they have already met with pg&e for sometime and they asked for an extensive history of this pipeline. things like excavation work around it that may have perhaps damaged it. but they say it will take time to get to the bottom of why this pipeline exploded and the fire that followed it leveled a neighborhood. here's what we know t. 30-inch gas pipeline was installed in 1956. investigators will send part to a lab in washington, d.c. for analysis. the toll is staggering, four dead, 52 people injured, seven people hospitalized with critical burns and there are still three homes left to search. if it's cool enough dogs w
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Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
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Sep 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
to be a car pooler to use it. where it is and how much you'll have to pay just ahead. >>> from nbc bay area, reporting what matters to you, this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everyone. 7:00, sunday morning is the time. hope you're having a great weekend and thank you very much for making us part of it. i'm garvin thomas alongside craig herrera. >> good morning. >> i saw a little sunshine. >> south bay sunshine. >> south bay and east bay. >> going to get a little. not a complete washout. some has come through san francisco into the north end of the bay. 50s and 60s about everywhere. what we'll get will be a little rain, 58 in san francisco, 56 in livermore. here is the radar and the front, one of them is coming through right now. a lot of rain from sacramento up through checo and up into the high sierra. behind it there's unsettled air coming in. this is within the past hour. you got a couple rain drops in san francisco, parts of ma rin county into napa, solano and east side of the bay. your daily planner for today. scattered showers for the north end of the bay, by 8:00. noon, we
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
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Sep 14, 2010 5:00am PDT
stories and traffic and weather, tuesday, september 14th on today in the bay. >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is 5:00 this morning. >> we want to start with developing news out of iran. berkeley grad student sarah shourd is now free. nbc news broke the story in the last half hour. the iranian government was demanning a half million bail. the family was pleading for help and the details are still coming in. we hope to bring you a live report today later in the bay. >>> in the meantime it's 5:01 and we want to check the forecast and welcome jennifer hill this morning. good morning. >> good morning and thank you. a little cool yesterday, but today things start to warm up. we have the low clouds hugging the area and those will burn off by the time we reach the noon hour. by noon we are getting to the 60s and 70s and by 4:00, upper 70s for fairfield and livermore. in the 60s over san francisco and santa cruz. >> sounds like a great day. let's see how your commute is shaping up. as a view across the bay, looking nice right now. westbound with the tail lights away from the hayward side where
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Sep 15, 2010 7:00am PDT
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
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Sep 5, 2010 8:00am PDT
? is the party's hold on both the house and senate in jeopardy? with us, charlie cook, editor of "the cook political report," erin burnett, anchor of msnbc's "street signs" and e.j. dionne from "the washington post" and rich lowry, editor of "national review." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. president obama will spend next week talking up his proposals to improve the economy and lower the 9.6 jobless rate. "the new york times" reporting this morning that on wednesday in cleveland he will ask congress to extend a corporate tax credit for research and development. with the election season officially under way this labor day, the president must convince voters that democrats will offer the best prescription for turning the economy around and creating jobs. with us now from his home state of south carolina, republican senator lindsey graham. senator, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you. good morning. >> i want to start on the economy. the president reacting to the latest jobs numbers in the rose garden on friday offered this assessment of where things
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Sep 6, 2010 3:00am PDT
trail is talking about it. the stimulus bill that was supposed to keep us at 8% or less in unemployment has been a disaster. let's go into the stimulus bill and cancel the big government spending programs in the stimulus bill and look at health care and get it off the public back and extend all of the tax cuts. >> we're talking about tax cuts in a moment. you talk about the health care bill. should republicans be out there talking about a repeal of health care in this campaign season? >> yes, they should be talking about replacing the health care bill. it's going to he'd to government monopoly in health care and bend the cost curve up and not down and it will make it hard foreprivafor private sector people to offer to employees. the key to this is that no democrat is talking about health care bill. no democrat is talking about the stimulus bill. you know, president obama ran in the center as a centrist. he turned his agenda to liberals in the house and here we are a few months before the election and it has caught up with him. >> republicans are concerned about the deficit and overall s
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00am PDT
jose, 65 san francisco. but the seven-day forecast puts us in a weather u-turn. you might need the umbrella this weekend. we'll explain why coming up. >>> and new this morning, governor schwarzenegger will get his first glimpse in person of the devastation in san bruno. he is returning from a trip to asia. he was there working to bring more jobs back to california. >>> in san bruno this morning, investigators zeroing in on what could have been done to prevent the disaster. some state leaders think the shutoff valve should shut off automatically and that may have saved some lives. just one of many accusations being leveled at pg&e charged with putting lives at risk. this morning we have information on a whistle floer tablower tak to court. bob redell is live this morning. we understand this lawsuit was filed weeks before the deadly gas line explosion. >> reporter: you can correct, a few weeks prior. good morning to you, laura. it should be noted this whistleblower has never worked on the gas pipeline that exploded here in san bruno, but mike wiseman, from los altos has worked on
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Sep 19, 2010 8:00am PDT
minority kids are not finishing high school. we have to invest in education. we should use the dream act as one way to do it. whether or not it should be part of the defense bill is another -- >> talking about immigration in a rather hardline way. former governor romney speaking about it at that values' voter summit, talking about it recently. >> we have serious enemies and going threats around the world. unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is arizona. >> and what's happening in arizona is something that's animating the republicans right now. >> the american people want their borders to be protected. there's nothing wrong with that. there's nothing wrong with making sure that people come across our borders, particularly our southern border, in a legal, safe manner. at the same time, we have millions and millions of illegal immigrants in our country, undocumented individuals, who are working, who are doing things we need done in this country. they're all over my house, doing things making repairs. i'm sure you've seen them at your house. we have to find a
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
before he's able to share it with us. live in south san jose, damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> this attack certainly serves as a reminder to serve extra precautions with trail running and here are some safety tips from police. be aware of your surroundings. don't wear head phones. vary your route. don't run the same trails every day. carry whistle with you, and whenever possible, jog with someone else. >> pg&e executives today acknowledge they have to rebuild trust with their customers following that explosion of that undergrad gas pipeline in san bruno. in a news conference, company leaders announced the release of a list of the company's 180s riskiest sessions of gas transmission lines. utility has also set up a hot line so customers can call and find out if their homes are within 500 feet of a line. pg&e says winning that customer confidence is vital. >> we believe that the best way to do that is to provide you all with the facts. get the facts out there and be transparent and be open. >> they might have about each one of these things. >> pg&e operates more than 6,000 mi
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm PDT
home used to be. it's now considered green tagged. there are some green tagged homes that are still standing, but you won't be able to get into them and there are some that are just gone. now, we were at a meeting today where the city was finally trying to give people information on what will happen from here. >> the luckiest guy from san bruno. >> reporter: that's how fred nesbitt introduces himself now. he hadn't felt lucky about his house for a long time but that changed thursday evening when the explosion blasted much of his neighborhood. >> luckily we weren't in it because, like i mentioned before, we were foreclosed upon three weeks ago. so my whole family was spared. >> reporter: his former home is one of 49 red-tagged structures. only a few are still standing but uninhabitable. >> these people have lost everything, everything. we're trying very hard as fast as we can with the assistance of a number of oerkrganizations an get them back and rebuild this neighborhood. >> reporter: they met to try to explain what happens next. the city of san bruno is arranging bus tours for the
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
if they lowered that amount or the family or someone came up with the money. the u.s. couldn't do that. >> she reportedly had health issues that may have been part of the factor why she got off and the other two are still in. new developments and it looks like good news for sarah shourd. we are continuing to follow this and will bring you the latest. we want to help you get ready for work. checking out the forecast and jennifer hill is in this morning for rob. >> it feels fallesque out there this morning. the temperatures got chilly and they are cool right now. starting out with the 50s and 52 in santa rosa. today that starts a warping trend. we will see the low clouds and the fog burning off early. there is a look at the forecast highs today. >> looks good. thank you very much. new to new information on the san bruno disaster. right now investigators are searching for the people missing since thursday's deadly explosion. we have the latest overnight developments covered from several angles. chris sanchez has a look at the new proposal that would leave taxpayers footing the bill for similar di
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
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Sep 12, 2010 6:00am PDT
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
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Sep 13, 2010 7:00am PDT
to keep them away from the eastern u.s., but bermuda will probably be in the sites of igor and most likely julia won't affect anything. we can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. we'll have more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. thanks, al. >>> let's check some of the morning's other top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. good morning, ann. >> good morning, everybody. in the news over the weekend indications that the on again, off again iran release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. on sunday the judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held for more than a year. we're following developments this morning. where do things stand? >> reporter: good morning, ann. right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they are waiting for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then he expects she will be released. now, under the conditions of bail, she is allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward. along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offi
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Sep 12, 2010 3:30pm PDT
happened. hm. there could be some clues in all this. hey, this is the perfect chance to use my junior detective kit. magnifying glass, fingerprint powder, evidence bag, donuts. everything you need to solve a mystery. who do you want to be? shady spade, ace gumshoe or sure-clue holmes, detective? shady spade willa and sure-clue dooley are on the case. this is a complete waste of time. after all, we know who did it. do we? you said you don't think your alligator did this, and you're probably right. look, no teeth marks. since when has gus broken anything without his teeth? what? good job, dooley. you keep looking for more clues around here and i'll follow the drops of red paint. gladys, your problems are over. the boys and i have taken the situation into our own flippers and we have built you a brand-new whatever that thing was. you have papier-mâché? who needs it? we've made it out of something so much better: balloons! balloons make perfect hangy thingies. (popping) (crashing) um, we'll get back to you. blinky: hang on, bob! we're coming! (laughing) ♪ (gasping) lou, can you give m
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. and they want to use these cameras to clear the air. so instead of the he said/she said, they can go straight to the video for the truth. in the next two months the oakland police department hopes to have a clip-on video camera. >> you don't even know it's on. it's actually very small and inobtrusive. >> reporter: the cost, $540,000, money earmarked years ago for survey lens equipment. after testing other cameras including some that are car mounted, oakland police decided on these. >> so far, what i've seen, the video is very clear, the audio's very good. >> reporter: they tested the new technology. he pulled this man over for expired registration. >> you just spilled your beer there. hand me the beer, too. >> reporter: turns out the man was also tested for driving under the influence. but officer lowe said there wasn't enough evidence and just gave him a citation for the expired tags. the driver says the cameras are great for accountability. >> that should be good. because legally, everybody would know what happened. you know? so that couldn't hurt nothing. >> reporter: police agree, hoping
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Sep 21, 2010 5:00am PDT
urge dianne feinstein to support the dream act. it would provide undocumented students in the u.s. since childhood a path to citizenship. if they go to college or join the military. the rally is set for 11:00 this morning at the senator's office on post street. it is scheduled minutes before a crucial vote is scheduled in washington, d.c. >>> distracted driving kill and injured many people last year and they will hold a summit meeting and hope to find ways to keep accidents like this from happening. a driver of a tractor-trailer lost control while he was texting. family members of victims, researchers and safety officials will be at the meeting to address distracted driving and how it can change. >> the way we got drunk drivers off the road is when they were arrested and threw them in jail. 85% of the people buckle up because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's where we want to be with distracted driving. >> people under the age of 20 are most likely to drive distracted. >> the tech museum will announce choices for top entrepreneurs. the 15 finalists wer
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am PDT
city do an amazing job, but there needs to be a balance in terms of us doing a better job in terms of evaluating teachers, also management doing a better job in terms of saying let's help train teachers up and if they can't do the job, don't let them have automatic tenure. >> there's a new movie out called "waiting for superman" it wa paints a dismal picture of education in this country. teachers unions are set up to protect their members to the detriment of learning, why is that an unfair assessment. >> i could go through it factually, i don't want to do that. this is what i was concerned about about that movie. there are thousands of public schools in the united states of america that do a great job. should we all be doing a better job? absolutely, yes. i saw your interview with the president yesterday, matt, i agreed with everything the president said, we all have to do a better job, the mayor is right, the global economy is really different. schooling is different today than when you and i went to school. the thinking skills are things that all kids need right now. the bottom l
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm PDT
stood together and all of us here has watched it and seen it first hand. i want to first say that if anyone who is listening, if they want to help the victims of san bruno, please go to californiavolunteer.org. it is a website that is there to help. california is cutting red tape for victims and their families by the executive order that i signed earlier today. i want everybody to know that about two hours ago, president barack obama called me. he is concerned. he is watching from afar. he sends his prayers to the victims and he says thank you so much for the first responders. he's with us all the way. i think what's important for me also to add just in closing, is that we need answers. we need answers to the incident. the community of san bruno needs answers. the people of california need answers. we need to know why this happened, and we need to know how this happened. and we need to make sure that this never happens again. i'll repeat myself. i was just down there. it is still devastation and it must be fixed. we will continue to monitor this evening as the evening goes. w
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Sep 20, 2010 4:00am PDT
in u.s. history and is finally declared dead. >>> home sweet home. an american hiker jailed in iran for more than a year speaks out. >>> and house arrest. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. this time, accused of squatting. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pick time zone. i'm lynn berry and today we begin with mission finally accomplished. bp said a permanent seal is in a place at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittersweet victory for gulf coast residents who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay gray has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air as the deepwater horizon rig exploded then collapsed. 11 fives were lost and oil began to seep into the gulf. the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now 154 days later government scientists say the final seal, barrels of cement,
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Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm PDT
with the information for us and kimberly terry have reaction from people in that neighborhood. but let's begin with monti. >> reporter: the documents show that the pipeline was at a high risk to fail but the company did nothing to repair it or replace it. as federal investigators begin the arduous task of figuring out what led to the deadly explosion that flattened this san bruno neighborhood on thursday, documents uncovered by the bay citizen, a nonprofit news organization, revealed just what pg & e knew about the pipeline and when the company knew it. going back as early as 2007, pg and ene officials expressed concerns about the aging pipeline installed 50 years earlier. in a report last year that recommended a $5 million repair, the company's own employees wrote, "if the replacement of this type did z. not occur, risk associated with this segment will not be reduced. that makes the risk of a failure at this location unacceptably high." federal investigators spept their first full day at the scene looking into what caused the pipe to rupture and explode. among their questions is should the p
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Sep 14, 2010 4:30am PDT
goes treatment for mental illness. he is accused of using his suv to run down the 18 people in 2006. an hour before that, he hit and killed a 54-year-old man in fremont. he spent eight months in a napa state hospital before being convicted in that murder. investigators are trying to figure out how an oakland man died in a scuba diving trip. 58-year-old andrew whit kin was found in water about 50 feet deep on sunday. he was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. >>> a mixed bag for crime fighters in contra costa's three largest cities. newly released statistics show generally little change in violent crime from 2008 to 2009. the most pronounced increase was in richmond and low homicide total in 2008 and a 75% surge in 2009. the fbi reports 47 homicides last year. concord police said property crime dipped to 13% and antioch reported a slight increase in crime fuelled mostly by a 22% spike in aggravated assault. things like fist fighting. >>> construction in the east bay and i imagine they are starting to clear that up. >> some of the fist fights, it appears on the report to let fo
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00am PDT
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
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Sep 19, 2010 6:00am PDT
-like group. kristen welker joins from us los angeles. >> authorities say five adults and eight children are missing. the kids range in age from 3 to 17 years old. officials believe they may be immigrants from el salvador. they are in palmdale, an hour north of los angeles. family members reported the people missing saturday afternoon and expressed concern because they found personal belongings in a purse that one of the cult members left behind. >> they left behind notes saying they were going to visit their deceased relatives and meet jesus. notes that indicated that they wanted to go to the next life. no words such as suicide or taking our own life were used at all. but the indications seem that that may be a possibility. >> authorities also found cell no one's that purse. authorities have released a picture, this picture of the woman they believe is the leader of the group. her name is reyna chicas. >> have authorities said whether this group exhibited any signs of this in the past? >> it's reported six months ago they were heading to a rocky outdoors area to wait for an earthquake o
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm PDT
you. now the ntsb briefed us on the latest investigation details coming out of san bruno. the agency's vice chairman says the ruptured portion of the gas pipe will be shipped to washington tonight. that piece was put into a wooden crate this morning. they will inspect all three segments as they try to learn what caused the explosion. that examination will determine what the pipe suffered from. an hour ago the agency said there was no obvious preexplosion damage but they'll have to do more checking. ntsb is looking into whether seismic activity may have contributed to the breach of that pipe. >> we've seen the flames and the blow torch that reached 100 feet into the sky. now we have video of the first seconds after that massive gas explosion. a gas station surveillance camera caught the chaos and confusion that erupted as the fireball ignited and sent flames racing through a neighborhood. >> reporter: customers have no idea what is about to hit them. first a wooshing sound you can't hear on tape that turns their heads. >> you have to watch the debris first that flies. >> reporter: the
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00am PDT
up with us. clear skies today in the bay. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm bret cannon. we are taking a peek at the forecast. a nice looking day. >> nice by our standards for this time of year. low clouds for the morning drive along the coast. highway 17 with patchy low clouds and enough low clouds to cause delays at sfo airport and we will be tracking that this morning. the lunchtime temperatures and as we go through the rest of the week, we will see warmer temperatures and walk you through that in the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. brent? >> thanks a lot, a as lucky few try to get back to life as normal, we have the latest numbers on that explosion. the fire sdrid nearly 50 homes and damaged dozens of others. investigators are trying to confirm how many people died, but so far the toll is at least four with another four missing. at least 60 are injured and some of them critically. the explosion blew apart a 28-footlong pipe into the street and created a crater 167 feet long and 26 feet wide. today in the bay, bob ri dell is live with a look at what the people who live near the
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
protests in tehran, trying to exploited anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on what he calls a zionist conspiracy. >> translator: we believe there is a minority in the united states and they are zionists. they have no religion. they believe in no religion. >> there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of elite what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fi dell castro, criticized you for your comments about israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. >> excuse me. >> translator: i think you should finish first, and then you should let me explain. >> speak. >> translator: what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> we see no evidence that there is any such zionist con spour si. >> reporter: he was eq
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. the time now is straight up 5:00. >> time to get to rob with a look at our forecast for today. >> good morning to you. we have low clouds, even misty skies in parts of the bay area. san jose just main ly the low clouds. 58 degrees, northwest wind at 6. breakfast time everybody stuck with low clouds and they'll hang out on the coastline. san francisco about 65 today. 70 in oakland, 78 in san jose. big changes, though, showing up in your seven-day forecast. a look at that in a few minutes. with a look at your morning drive, here's mike. >> you showed a beautiful shot of downtown san jose. very little traffic downtown itself. getting there, we do have an incident northbound 101. we have a lot of construction going on. continuing for that repaving project on the capital expressway offramp. it's closed until 6:00 a.m. use tully road as your alternate until that's picked up at 6:00. keep that in mind. we have no major slowing throughout the southbound freeways. i'll show you sinole coming up. >>> cal graduate sarah
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Sep 15, 2010 4:00am PDT
night, the gop establishment was once again upended by the tea party. tracie potts joins us now from capitol hill with more. tra an interesting evening. >> reporter: in new hampshire still counting votes in the republican senate primary there. as of now we und that kelly ayot is about 1,000 points ahead but the vote countying continues there. as you said, this is the year of the tea party. they seem to be upsetting some party favorites. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party's senate nomination in delaware, and in new york, political newcomer paladino overcame the 40-point lead to become the republican candidate for governor. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers are as mad as hell. >> reporter: he'll take on democrat andrew cuomo. also in new york, 40-year-old charlie rangel beat the democrat and a dozen ethics charges for his bid to stay in washington. >> no matter what they say, i go back to washington stronger than e
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Sep 22, 2010 4:00am PDT
with some claiming democrats were using the issue to score political points. steve handelsman has more. >> i stand here today on two good legs again as a proud, gay marine. >> reporter: democrats rolled out their big guns. eric alfa, one of the first warriors hurt in the war. >> someone who served in battle and others new i was gay and it did not matter. >> reporter: alva got a medical discharge, but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> but it's long past time to repeal this policy, which is both unjust, un-american and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: but republicans blocked the vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path we would be ignoring the views of the troops an casting aside the professional military advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor to the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said, don't let gays serve o
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Sep 19, 2010 3:30pm PDT
. iran's president in new york for the u.n. general assembly says the u.s. should release nine prisoners jailed here. the mothers have asked to meet iran's president here. so far no response. >> whether i knew that sarah was definitely released, it was a very bittersweet moment for me. i mean, the cold, hard truth is shane and josh are still in prison, and we want them home. >> reporter: they wouldn't talk about conditions in the prison or how shourd was treated. they have met a lawyer, they said. the investigation seems complete, but neve they have no when a trial will happen. shourd called leaving iran one of the most memorable moments of her life. >> i'm only one-third free. that was the last thing josh said to me before i walked through the prison doors. josh and shane felt one-third free at that moment and so did i. >> reporter: it was a time of mixed emeegss, desperately worried about two missing sons. >>> tonight bermuda is bracing for a head-on hit from hurricane igor just hours from now. tonight the category 1 is casting a massive footprint on the radar map with hurricane-force
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